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Here’s the second part of the 6 things that are better than Sacrifice; based on what the Word of God teaches us.
Yes. This is another important aspect that the Lord desires from our lives. He wants us to be faithful and loyal to Him. Why not? The Lord Himself is faithful to us every single day. He keeps His Word and fulfils them as well. As His children, God wants that we too learn to be loyal to Him and to His Word.
For I desire and delight in [steadfast] loyalty [faithfulness in the covenant relationship], rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6.
Growing in the knowledge of God is very important for followers of Christ. The knowledge of the Holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10. There is no point in calling oneself a follower of Jesus, if that person does not know His Saviour and what He’s done for him/her.
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6.
Walk humbly with God
To fear God and keep God’s commandment is the whole duty of man — for as long as he is alive. Without doing this, how much ever a person may offer sacrifice and offerings to God, there is no point in it! Abraham, Moses, Joshua and Caleb, the Spirit baptised apostles and believers all walked humbly with God.
Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:6-8
May the Lord help us!
Be blessed! 💕